Friday, December 26, 2008

Porters 1st Christmas!!

Christmas 2008!

Polar Express

Madeline and Porter reading very intently!

Polar Express

A couple of weeks ago, we went on the Polar Express. It is a Baudino family tradition. We go every year to the North Pole. This was Porters 1st train ride. The Polar Express is a.k.a the Heber Creeper. We get together with my mom's sister and her dad. Porter had a lot of fun! He got to see Santa and Mrs Claus. It is a lot of fun! All of the children dress in their pj's. They read the book "Polar Express" and serve hot cocoa, sing, and have fun, then when you arrive at the North Pole Santa gets on the train, and he asks all of the children, if they have been good and then what they want for Christmas! It was a wonderful evening!

Baby Face!!

Porter just started eating baby food. This is his "Peach" face!

Madeline Riding the Saddle at Smith and Edwards!

Family Pic 2008

This and That

I want to start out by wishing everyone Happy Holidays! Also, by saying thank you to everyone that has helped us out during these very stressful times! I know I haven't updated our blog for ever, especially with any pics, so here it goes.
My parents gave us a call one day to go to dinner with them at Madox's. We love that place it is so yummy. Before we went to dinner, we stopped at Smith and Edwards to look around. For those of you who have never been to Smith and Edwards it is a moge poge of everything, but we love it! It is like an old fashioned Wal-Mart with old army equipment. I love that store, you can get some great things for a discount, plus it has all kinds of horse equipment. As you all know, I have a horse named Shamie. My little sister Madeline, loves horses as well. She has fun riding Shamie. While we were at Smith and Edwards, my sister wanted to sit on the saddles. So, Madeline and I decided that she needed to look like a real cowgirl, before she sat on the saddle. I found a hat and some chaps for her to try on. Of course, we had to take a picture. She looked so cute, sitting high on the saddle. She was just practicing for when she will get to ride Shamie all by herself. So, I thought that I would document it.
We also took Family pictures before it snowd. My uncle Robert was so nice and took them for us, he did an excellant job. They turned out awsome. So, I will post a couple of those for your enjoyment.
We had an awesome Christmas this year, despite our circumstances. Matt's sister Tiffany flew in from Arizona to hang out with us. We had a lot of fun, watching Porter open his presents. It was an awesome experience to be with my son on his first Christmas. He was so excited about everything, that made it fun! I also learned the true meaning of Christmas this year! You don't need to have money or presents to celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. I was really humbled, and even lost it a few times during that day. I'm so grateful for everything. I'm grateful that my husband has found a new job, that he loves. I'm also thankful for my son Porter, and how healthy, and happy he is. I'm grateful, for those of you who have helped us this Christmas, and all during this test. There are no words for how thankful, I am, and how humbling this has been. It is so nice to know that there is family and friends right there to assist in times of need. Despite everything the inner pessimist in me, there are still good people out there. And you have proved me wrong. Overall, I am so grateful for everything, even though times are tough!! I will post some pics of cute little Porter Peck!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Hello All,

I know, I know I have been a slacker at this blog thing. I figured while I was working during a down time that I had better update. We are still trying to sell our house. The darn thing has not had any offers on it yet. We have had oodles of people look at it, but no takers. I know, now is not the greatest time to sell. But with Matt being unemployed, we thought it wise to sell.
A lot has happened these few months, and I know I really need to add pictures, hopefully I will do that this weekend. We had an ok Thanksgiving. I had to work, oh did I mention, it was also my birthday. I decided working on Holidays stinks even though you get paid more. I miss my family. My hubby was so great, he tried so hard to make it a special day for me. We celebrated my birthday a couple of nights before. He took me to see the new movie Twilight. I'm so addicted. I loved it!! Edward Rules, at least so far-I'm only on the third book!
Porter, Porter, Porter! I know he is really the reason for the blog and for anyone reading it, no one cares about the rest of us (j/k). He is huge. I can't believe my son is already 6 months old. At his last Dr's apt. he was 18 pounds and some change, and 27 inches long. He is Mr. Stretch. He is already wearing 12 month clothing. It brings on a new meaning to Baby Godzilla ( I threw that one in for you Tiffany). He is so cute, he loves to roll all around. We call him Roley poly! He can also sit up all by himself. He is not far from being able to crawl. We love him so much!! He has been the best thing in our lives especially amongst all of our trials this year!
I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband, who is the hardest worker. He would give anything up for me and Porter, just so we are happy. I love him so much! He is the greatest! He has sacrificed a lot for us! I know the stress of not being employed has been great for him. But it has really brought the two of us together. I believe that we have learned a lot from this ordeal, and still continue to. The lord works in mysterious ways, but I believe this will all work out for the better in the end. Hopefully, things are looking up! Matt did find a new job, he started it this week. He loves it. His new boss is so nice!! Anyway, bye for now! Updates to come!! Thank you all my family that has helped us through this trying time. We love you and if there is anything, that we can do for you let us know!!